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Jacob AbbottPeter the Great (November 7, 2007)

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Librivox recording of Peter the Great by Jacob Abbott.
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There are very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. The celebrity, however, of the great Muscovite sovereign among young persons is due in a great measure to the circumstance of his having repaired personally to Holland, in the course of his efforts to introduce the industrial arts among his people, in order to study himself the art and mystery of shipbuilding, and of his having worked with his own hands in a ship-yard there. The little shop where Peter pursued these practical studies still stands in Saardam, a ship-building town not far from Amsterdam. The building is of wood, and is now much decayed; but, to preserve it from farther injury, it has been incased in a somewhat larger building of brick, and it is visited annually by great numbers of curious travelers.
The whole history of Peter, as might be expected from the indications of character developed by this incident, forms a narrative that is full of interest and instruction for all.
(from the Preface of Peter the Great)

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Artist/Composer: Jacob Abbott
Date: 2007-11-07
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Russian history; Peter the Great; tzar; Sarrdam; Amsterdam;

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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00 - Preface 1.8 MB
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01 - The Princess Sophia 20.7 MB
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02 - The Princess's Downfall 30.4 MB
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03 - The Childhood and Youth of Peter 11.4 MB
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04 - Le Fort and Menzikoff 26.9 MB
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05 - Commencement Of The Reign 19.8 MB
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06 - The Emperor's Tour 1697 29.7 MB
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07 - Conclusion of the Tour 19.7 MB
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08 - The Rebellion 18.9 MB
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09 - Reforms 25.8 MB
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10 - The Battle of Narva 11.2 MB
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11 - The Building of St. Petersburg 22.0 MB
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12 - The Revolt of Mazeppa 11.0 MB
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13 - The Battle of Pultowa 25.0 MB
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14 - The Empress Catharine 19.1 MB
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15 - The Prince Alexis 26.0 MB
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16 - The Flight of Alexis 14.5 MB
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17 - The Trial 13.6 MB
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18 - The Condemnation and Death of Alexis 23.9 MB
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19 - Conclusion 15.7 MB
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